Ali Hassan Mwinyi
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Hassan Mwinyi: The Tanzanian president who helped rebuild EAC

Ali Hassan Mwinyi as head of the EAC Election Observer Mission in Uganda on February 12, 2016. The former Tanzanian president died of lung cancer on Thursday evening.

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What you need to know:

  • After emerging from Nyerere’s shadow, regional integration became Mwinyi’s enduring legacy.
  • The EAC Tripartite Commission was launched in Kampala, Uganda, on November 30, 1993, marking the rebirth of the bloc.

  • Mwinyi, Daniel arap Moi of Kenya and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda presided over the Tripartite Commission’s establishment when EAC began a rebuild as he neared the end of his tenure.